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  • Women's Equality Day + Vision 2020

    August 26th, Women's Equality Day and the day chosen to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote.   National Women's History Project gives us the history and proclamation.  http://www.nwhp.org/resources/commemorations/womens-equality-day/ Drexel University's Vision 2020 seeks, among other things, to achieve women's economic and social equality by the year 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote.  http://www.drexel.edu/vision2020/ Here's to women (and men) who commit themselves to equality for all, in large or small ways. Thank you.  

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  • Smart Women Take Politics Personally

    Here at Smart Women Company HQ, we've been thinking about women who have gone before us to pave the way - women who fought hard for our right to vote. Here are just a few of the women who inspire us daily to campaign for our rights and to take politics personally!  1. Dr. Mary Edwards Walker (born in 1832) Dr Mary was a true revolutionary.  Not only was she the second woman in US history to become a licensed doctor, she was an abolitionist, decorated war surgeon, and gender-equality activist. In a bold move for her time Dr. Mary wore trousers and a jacket to her wedding and...

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